“AspIT is in many ways totally different to what we see in other places. For example, the concept that AspIT has of excluding the young people from the conventional system and then including them in the normal labour market is also unique. So too is the idea of focusing on a single subject for six weeks, which perfectly suits the target group, and the long practical period that gives both students and their subsequent employers calm and focus for development is really well done. Compared to our system in Japan, the AspIT model is on the whole extremely fascinating and should inspire many others – not just in Japan, but also around the world.”
Ole Bay Jensen, Linda Bjerg and Liselotte Bay Jensen were present at the meeting with the group of Japanese scientists. And the host for the day was Sidsel Lynggaard Sørensen, AspIT Greater Copenhagen's department coordinator.
“We're very proud of the praise from these professionals, who have encountered many powerful educational ideas during their research. AspIT has recently been established with our completely new full-scale school in Høje Taastrup for young people suffering from Asperger's syndrome
“We carry strong results with us from the country's other AspIT municipalities, where we help young people to escape permanent early retirement and instead enjoy meaningful lives with jobs and challenges that match their talents and interests, and it is a great pleasure for us that talented scientists from one of the most specialised research universities in the world working in educational concepts chose to visit our new school in Høje Taastrup,” says Sidsel Lynggaard Sørensen.